Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis is a Contributing Editor at High Country News and the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction. (April 2024)


The Nature Trade

The Nature Trade

By extending the history of the continent to the distant time when humans were, at best, bit players in its marvelous ecosystems, Dan Flores’s Wild New World reminds us that modern North Americans still walk in the footsteps of our fellow animals.

Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals and People in America

by Dan Flores

The Market in Birds: Commercial Hunting, Conservation, and the Origins of Wildlife Consumerism, 1850–1920

by Andrea L. Smalley with Henry M. Reeves

August 17, 2023 issue

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Humans have spent decades trying to teach other animals our languages, but we’ve made little effort to learn theirs.

When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

by Eva Meijer

Animal Languages

by Eva Meijer, translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson

Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution

by Alexander Pschera, translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer and with a foreword by Martin Wikelski

Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound

by David Rothenberg

August 20, 2020 issue

Early Warnings

Early Warnings

Losing Earth: A Recent History

by Nathaniel Rich

June 27, 2019 issue

On the Trail of the Climate

On the Trail of the Climate

Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

by Deborah R. Coen

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale

by Matt Hern and Am Johal with Joe Sacco

February 21, 2019 issue

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